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PatSloan
Virginia
Quilt Designer and Host of the only all Quilting Radio show, Fabric designer, teacher, author and obessed with quilting.. you too?
Interests: Quilting!
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I might have an online class someday Jodi, just need to block out a few months to develop and plan one! So far I've not had the time. Thank you for thinking of me and glad you enjoyed my reviews!
Guida have you tried starching? that should help
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With the upcoming launch of The Splendid Sampler™, it is a year of learning for me. Some of the techniques I have not done for a long time. My over all skills are much stronger than 20 years ago, which means I can pick things up quicker than when I tried them years ago. And there are better ways to do and explain things! Thank goodness there is More than one way to do any technique that comes up! So I want to issue a 'Year of Learning' challenge you, would you like to do like me, learn new things?... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Pat Sloan's Blog
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While reading comments and questions in my Online Classroom, I often hear quilters make comments about what they know. Many people are new to quilting or taught themselves. So I hear them say This is my first quilt block I ever made! or ... This is my first Quilt! and... I have never actually read a quilt pattern before, only made quilts watching youtube videos. Since so many people jump right in, which is AWESOME, they don't have the opportunity to learn how to read a pattern. And reading a pattern opens many worlds to you. So I'm going to... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
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Posted 6 days ago at Pat Sloan's Creative Talk Network
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ITUNES subscription available - Subscribe HERE MY Podcast Guest List! GET the APP to listen on your Android *** Links to Tutorials from my Episode 292 guests Beth Helfter, Mary Abreu, and Kathy Brown Beth Helfter of EvaPaige Quilts has wonderful quilt designs and a super sense of fun! We were talking about naming quilts. Honestly designer have to do it, so we all know what to call the quilt pattern. But many people love to name their quilts! You might be hanging it in your guild's show. Or you may be a playful person that names everything.. sewing machine,... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
Doreen order from my link, they send to Canada
For my FREE Mystery, My Secret Garden, I go back in time a few years to an amazing trip I hosted .. to Ireland! Are you Irish? I bet you are and you don't even know it.. wink! The Killarney National Park was on my Quilter's tour of Ireland trip and the experience was amazing. ******************* The PATTERN DOWNLOAD page at FreeQuiltPattern.info ******************* On this trip the quilters and I spent 9 days touring and seeing so many wonderful things. From cities like Dublin to watching a sheep herding demo .. do you see the collie in the grass? One... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
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A fun Saturday roundup! I'm doing a talk to day and a all day class tomorrow.. the teach season has begun for me! Love getting out to work with you in person! To find out where i will be, sign up for my newsletter Awesome supply sale going on from yarn to tools to kits.. Do you also knit or crochet? Be sure to check those supplies too! See ALL the Sale Items What a spectacular quilt, right? I spotted a kit for it... my finger is at the ready.. i know a little girl that would love this some... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2016 at Pat Sloan's Blog
Karen have no fear, we will help you learn!
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Over at The Splendid Sampler group and website we are starting to roll into place our year long 100 block journey. Learning new things will be a part of this for many people. Already I hear people saying..... I don't applique I don't do hand embroidery I don't paper piece I don't.. I don't.. I don't And why don't you? Maybe you tried it once and your skills were not as strong yet... so it wasn't fun. But now you have stronger skills. Or maybe the method you used didn't work for you. There are SO many ways to do... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2016 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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What is SO FUN about my online classroom is that so many different projects are shared. I know you make things other than JUST my designs (but i know you make those too.. wink!). I thought it would be fun to feature what's TRENDING, do a quilt show of your work and show you where to buy what you need to make one of your own. First up is..... The Stitch and Fold wreath by my friends at PoorHouse Quilts. You've been crazy about this craft project. It's not a quilt, so it's quicker to make. And boy have you... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2016 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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ITUNES subscription available - CLICK HERE To subscribe All NEW Podcast from the American Patchwork and Quilting editors! I love this snowman door hanger, dig into your goodies for some cute backgrounds, grab some white fabric or maybe even batting for the snowman! Do you have a little left over bell in your treasures? DOWNLOAD the pattern For a full list of my Show guests CLICK HERE to my Podcast page ITUNES subscription available - CLICK HERE To subscribe APQ FACEBOOK page CLICK HERE to Join My FACEBOOK Online Quilt Classroom CLICK HERE to Join APQ magazine online www.allpeoplequilt.com/ article... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2016 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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The last few days have been fun! Let me give you a peek First was launching a new FREE 100 Block Sew Along with my good friend Jane Davidson, and 83 other designers and industry friends.. it's been WILD! Get the Details HERE, we start Feb 14! Flying to Seattle to visit my publisher Martingale. I was doing photo shoots, my own quilt shop tour and more!! I will write you about it later this week.. such a fun trip. THEN the warnings of 2016 Snow-megedden started.. and I wasn't sure I'd get home before it started! See more photos... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2016 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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I'm so lucky that Moda invited me to be a part of a group to participate in their Moda All-Stars book 'All in a Row'. We are bringing awareness and money to the No Kid Hungry charity that is dedicated to ending childhood hunger. For the next few weeks sew rows along with us, tour our articles and celebrate this gorgeous new book! I promise you will have FUN and see cool things, the Moda Designers really go all out! Martingale paired each of the designers up for a day, and we are sewing using the other designer row, how... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2016 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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American Patchwork & Quilting magazine along with their sister publication Quilts & More hosts a Sew Along each year and they invited me! I am SO excited about the theme this year, it's plus-sign quilts!! I've wanted to do a plus sign quilt for a LONG time! It is called “It All Adds Up.” There are multiple project options you can make to sew along with us. Two in APQ magazine, one in Quilts and More, and one online option! , all with one theme—this year it's plus-sign quilts. We are using the same hashtag as the first two years,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2016 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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((Tips From Pat)) When trying to figure out something new, a block construction, a new quilting motif, maybe even applique for the first time. Make a Sample to work on. It is worth the time to do a sample because you don't waste project time by undoing a mess you don't waste fabric meant for your project! I've been working on samples for an up coming book, this is one of the mockups I did. And my happy 'accident' was that I LOVE the aqua/grey!! I'm using Moda's Bella Solids here Aqua - in Betty's Teal Grey - in Charcoal... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2016 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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Posted Jan 18, 2016 at Pat Sloan's Creative Talk Network
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ITUNES subscription available - Subscribe HERE MY Podcast Guest List! GET the APP to listen on your Android *** Links to Tutorials from my Episode 290 guests Sue O’Very, Nancy Purvis, and AnneMarie Chany So many of us have embroidery units on our sewing machines and don't use them, or are not sure what we can really DO with them. When I meet Sue O'Very and saw her work I knew she would be perfect to chat with about how to get started with embroidery that is so adorable you really WANT to learn! Take Sue's Craftsy Class http://www.sueoverydesigns.com/ I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2016 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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This year my Charity project is so create a version of the Fat Quarter Shop's Charity quilt, Crossroads. The supply list is now available! This year the charity we are supporting is the March of Dimes foundation and we will be raising funds to help their efforts to fight premature births. We hope you will sew along and donate to this amazing cause through our fundraising link: http://quiltalongforbabies.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1149468 download our Fabric Requirements PDF. And if you want to make the quilt just like the above, you can order a kit BUY THE KIT HERE, they are LIMITED! Here is the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2016 at Pat Sloan's Blog
I am heading to Seattle!! Follow along by coming to this page called 'Daily Share' on the right sidebar is a tab for it. A few times a day I snap some photos and show you what I'm up to. I've never been to Seattle, I'm going to my Publisher, Martingale! Can't WAIT to show you everything! if you want to read more or see the videos GO HERE! Check back OFTEN and Refresh to see the newest photos! If you are reading this in your email notice, click the banner and come to the page! article continues below ad Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2016 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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I am deeply honored to be running the 6th year of the Aurifil Designer of the month program! I LOVE my job! I have the chance to interview and get to know 12 new people each and every year. It's so exciting and fun! The January Designer is Heather Valentine of The Sewing Loft, and her block is SO darn CUTE! But what fabric should I use this year? For this year I had a FQ bundle of Figtree FarmHouse which has been sitting on my shelf whispering my name and begging me to use it.. in.. something! Let's take... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2016 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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I have wanted to make a free Star Cakes quilt ever since I saw the video from the Fat Quarter shop! I love the layout, love the idea of layer cakes.. love love love! When they asked me to join them in celebrating their 'Top 10 Videos of 2015' I said heck yes, give me the Star Cakes!! Warning.. the following photos may be addictive, I'm not responsible for the quilting mayhem that may ensue in your studio as you try to make this as fast as you can. Disclaimer ... On this video tour so far you've seen finished... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2016 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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Time to Sew Along on our Farmer's Market! The market isn't only about fruits and veggies, they are always flowers too! The next block in our Farmer's Market journey is the cute posey's in a jar! Such a fun block to play with.. and I used Rick Rack for the stems! The Posey block is one of my favorites, I'd really like to do a set of these, maybe a 3 x 3 setting, with all different containers, all different flower colors. It's January..it's cold here (23 degrees as I'm writing this). So I'm dreaming of warm and flowers! This... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2016 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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Posted Jan 11, 2016 at Pat Sloan's Creative Talk Network